Role of the UNHSEIP Advisory Group

To make recommendations on matters pertaining to the monitoring of the newborn hearing screening programme and advice on the programme’s strategic direction.

To find out more about the UNHSEIP Advisory Group read the group's Terms of Reference.


The group comprises members who collectively have wide knowledge and experience in newborn care, screening programmes, hearing loss and associated interventions and/or follow-up.

The membership consists of representation from the following fields:

  • Audiology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • UNHSEIP Programme Coordinator
  • Scientist (from a hearing related field)
  • Epidemiologist
  • Public Health Physician
  • Parents
  • Māori advisor
  • Pacific advisor
  • Ministry of Health – Chief Advisor, Child and Youth Health
  • Ministry of Education – representative with knowledge of advisors on deaf children.